Chemical peels are performed as an in-office procedure to treat signs of aging and other common skin conditions such as acne and sun damage. The most common peel agents used by dermatologists belong to two categories, namely Alpha-Hydroxy Acids and Beta-Hydroxy Acids, popular ones for instance being glycolic acid or salicylic acid respectively. In low concentrations, they can commonly be found in over-the- counter creams, lotions, and serums for the face and body to treat signs of aging and acne.
In higher concentrations, these acids are used in chemical peels and are applied to the face or other parts of the body. Chemical peels can very effectively treat:
- Fine line and wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Age spots
- Rough or uneven surface texture
- Sun damage
- Melasma, epidermal type
- Facial redness
- Acne and acne scarring
- Precancerous skin lesions called Actinic Keratoses
- Superficial scarring
Although some deeper chemical peels do require downtime and can be well worth this important healing, recovery period, the newer chemical peels do not. These highly refined and effective chemical peels, when customized to your skin type and skin needs, can markedly improve your skin with each treatment. Chemical peels can be a remarkable, relatively inexpensive in-office treatment that can be quite transformative, and may fit into any aesthetic treatment regimen well.
At Honet Dermatology/Cosmetic, we offer Glytone Enerpeels, an advanced professional chemical peel system customized to your skin type and needs. Glytone Enerpeels are characterized by a patented technology that delivers optimal clinical results with much reduced discomfort and minimal social downtime associated with other peels. We also offer Neocutis NeoPeel, a gentle glycolic acid peel, perfect as a maintenance “refresher” peel which can be positioned will with other in-office treatments.